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FDJ opens talks over ZEturf Group acquisition

FDJ opens talks over ZEturf Group acquisition

French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has entered into exclusive negotiations over the acquisition of online horse racing and sports betting brand ZEturf Group.

Details of the talks or financial terms of the potential deal were not disclosed, but FDJ did state that the purchase would form part of wider plans to expand its presence in France’s online gambling market.

Founded in 2001, ZEturf employs approximately 100 staff and processed almost €800.0m (£701.6m/$802.5m) in wagers, including more than €100.0m in pool bets, in 2021.

According to FDJ, online horse racing betting accounts for more than 50% of ZEturf bets. This makes the business France’s second largest operator in this segment with a market share of around 20%.

In addition to its activities in France, ZEturf operates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

Should the acquisition proceed to the next stage, the deal would be subject to approval by competition and regulatory authorities

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FDJ’s ParionsSport launches anti-cyberbullying campaign

FDJ’s ParionsSport launches anti-cyberbullying campaign

ParionsSport, the sports betting division of Française des Jeux (FDJ), has launched an anti-cyberbullying campaign to raise money for online harassment helpline 3018.

The campaign, titled #SmashTheHaters, intends to support the French Tennis Federation’s (FFT) fight against cyberbullying suffered by tennis players.

As part of the campaign, ParionsSport released a video on their Twitter account to raise awareness of online harassment in tennis.

The operator said that for one week, they will donate five euros for each retweet to 3018, a free and anonymous service for victims of digital harassment.

The service was launched in February this year and is made up of a team of psychologists, digital experts and legal professionals.

Earlier this month, FDJ signed a sports content deal with Sportradar. FDJ also launched a safer gambling campaign in April of this year.

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